Brelby Theatre co-founder Brian Maticic and actress Carolyn McBurney will lead an acting and directing workshop, scheduled noon-2 p.m. Saturdays from April 29 through June 3.
Ms. McBurney will next be seen in the world premiere of John Perovich’s “Unexpected,” which opens next month at Brelby Theatre, 7154 N. 58th Drive, Glendale.
She has an extensive background directing and producing for stage and television. She recently directed “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” at Phoenix’s Space 55 theater.
She has a degree in Theatre Arts from McMurry University in Texas. Besides Brelby, she has worked with Desert Foothills, Nearly Naked, Now & Then Theatre, East Valley Children’s Theatre and Valley Youth Theatre. She said she looks forward to teaching alongside Mr. Maticic for the acting/directing workshop.
“I believe that an artist can never know too much,” Ms. McBurney said. “Theater is a collaborative process and it is important for actors, directors, playwrights and designers to appreciate the multifaceted dimensions of every play. The director is only as good as those collaborating so effective communication is key. I work from the “ground up,” starting with the script and building the layers brought to the picture by actors, designers and others.”
Mr. Maticic was last seen in his critically acclaimed performance as Black Stache in Brelby’s “Peter and the Starcatcher.”
“I will be approaching this session,” he said, “as acting for the stage in a collaborative process or being awesome on stage and making it look like you know what you’re doing all while making collaborators want to work with you again.”
For information and to enroll, visit Brelby.com/learn.
Editor’s note: Cassandra Symonds works for Universal Access Productions.